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Direct seeding reduces costs, but it is not promising for restoring tropical seasonal forests
Direct seeding is a potential technique to restore forests; however, further studies are needed before its application on a large scale. We carried out a field experiment in a deforested area in southern Brazil to test the ...
Direct seeding of dry forest tree species in abandoned pastures: effects of grass canopy and seed burial on germination.
(Ecological Research, v. 29, p. 473-482, 2014., 2015)
Partitioning the relative contribution of one-phase and two-phase seed dispersal when evaluating seed dispersal effectiveness
Seed dispersal effectiveness (SDE) is a conceptual framework that aims at quantifying the contribution of seed dispersal vectors to plant fitness. While it is well recognized that diplochorous dispersal systems, characterized ...
Relationship Among Phenolic Contents, Seed Predation, and Physical Seed Traits in Mimosa bimucronata Plants
Phenolic contents were compared between Mimosa bimucronata seeds from infested and non-infested fruits to assess induced defense response. By measuring leg length of the bruchid beetle Acanthoscelides schrankiae, we verified ...
SEED PREDATION BY RODENTS RESULTS IN DIRECTED DISPERSAL OF VIABLE SEED FRAGMENTS OF AN ENDANGERED DESERT SHRUB
(ECOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, 2014)
Where Seeds go when they go Far? Distance and Directionality of Avian Seed Dispersal in Heterogeneous Landscapes
Seed dispersal at large scales strongly influences plant population dynamics. Still, ecologists have rarely measured seed dispersal at relevant scales, and the role of habitat types in affecting seed dispersal at long ...